Belgium Bike & Boat Holidays & Cycling Tours

Belgium is a small and humble country that is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbours, but this is a spectacular destination that should be on your radar.

It’s here that you’ll find fairytale cities filled with magnificent architecture, elegant public squares, placid canals and cobblestoned shopping streets; and brilliant green countryside studded with historic villages and medieval castles.

Wander the narrow streets of gorgeous small cities, exploring historic architecture and an incredible arts legacy; or simply sit in a sidewalk café and soak up the atmosphere as you indulge in Belgium’s famous chocolate, waffles, fries and beer.

Stroll the splendid Grand Place, Brussels’ 17th century public square; and explore the canal-side architecture, cobbled streets and quirky bars of Ghent. Head to the happening port city of Antwerp for fashion, music and lively nightlife; and discover the magical medieval town of Bruges, truly one of Europe’s most charming places.

Join one of our exciting Bike & Barge adventures from Bruges to Amsterdam or v.v, and combine supported cycling though idyllic landscapes and quaint villages with barge cruising down the beautiful channels and waterways of Belgium and Holland.

With its flat terrain and picturesque countryside, you’ll want to get out and experience the highlights of Belgium at handlebar level. Take a look at our unique itineraries and start planning your Belgian holiday with Walkers' Britain!


 

Great Value & Quality Trips in Belgium

Our active holidays in Belgium are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation or stays on comfortable boats. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip in Belgium.

Personal Experience in Belgium

Our team have been travelling in Belgium for over 4 decades. We are passionate about Belgium, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve walked or cycled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Local Knowledge of Belgium

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip in Belgium. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and suppliers in Belgium for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.


 

Reducing waste

Our Waste Management Policy encourages our travellers to take their own reusable water bottles, coffee cups and reusable stuff sacks to avoid single use plastics. In the mountains of the Pyrenees and Mont Blanc our local partners reduce the amount of packaging taken on tour and ensure all waste is carried out from refuges that do not have road access to help dispose of it properly.

Supporting local

In the regions that we travel tourism is the main source of income for many local people. We support them by only working with local family run hotels and suppliers so your money supports the community that hosts you.

Paddock to Plate

The paddock to plate across Europe is one we encourage by choosing to work with accommodations that source produce from local farms. This provides you with fresher meals and ensures your money directly assists local economies.




Amsterdam to Bruges Bike and Barge Tour | UTracks Active Travel
Currency

Euro

International Dialing Code

+32

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Belgium is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.